PNABC Peak of Excellence Conference presented by STERIS Canada and Stryker
June 9th-12th, 2022 - Kamloops, B.C.


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  • Credentials: RN, BScN, MGSC, CPN(C)
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  • Bio:

    Rupinder Khotar completed her psychiatric and general nursing diplomas at Douglas College before getting her perioperative nursing certificate at St. Paul’s. She completed her BScN from the University of Victoria prior to becoming the Nurse Educator for the Providence Health Care Perioperative Nursing Program. She taught in clinical and the classroom for nearly a decade before assuming the OR Nursing Supervisor role at St. Paul’s hospital. During her career, she has served on several nursing and allied associations. She was a member of the executive team when the British Columbia Operating Room Nurses Group (BCORNG) transitioned to the Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (PRNABC). Rupinder also served as President of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) and as the Secretary of the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses (IFPN). She has lead the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Perioperative Safety and she has been a member of the Medical Device Reprocessing committee. Last year, Rupinder completed a Master in Global Surgical Care (MGSC) from the University of British Columbia becoming the first nurse to graduate from the program.

    Rupinder’s interest in global surgical care was ignited during her first surgical care mission with the Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS). She has been on several short term surgical care projects in India, Guatemala and Uganda.

  • Topic: Master in Global Surgical Care: A Nursing Perspective
  • Presentation Synopsis:

    The Master in Global Surgical Care (MGSC) at the University of British Columbia is a relatively new program in the Faculty of Medicine. It provides an opportunity to learn about the needs and impact of surgical care in low and middle income countries, as well as the surgical access challenges in Canadian communities. The MGSC broadens the perspective of these issues beyond short term surgical missions to collaborative processes that explore health policies, care trends and opportunities for long term improvement. It encourages students and graduates to discover avenues to advance surgical care in underserved populations nationally and internationally.

Rupinder Khotar
The Peak of Excellence in Perioperative Care
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Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors who committed to the 2022 Peak of Excellence in Perioperative Care Conference presented by STERIS Canada and Stryker

Presenting Sponsors

  • STERIS Canada
  • Stryker

Gold Sponsors

  • Interior Health

Silver Sponsors

  • Cardinal Health
  • Medline

Bronze Sponsors

  • 3M Medical Health Solutions
  • Associated Health Systems
  • BD
  • Boston Scientific
  • Gore
  • Karl Storz Endoscopy Canada
  • Keir Surgical
  • LeMaitre
  • Olympus Canada
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • Zimmer Biomet Canada Ltd.
  • Hologic

Exhibitors Sponsors

  • Acart Equipment Ltd.
  • Clarion Medical Technologies
  • Fibertech Canada
  • Galen Medical Ltd.
  • Getinge Canada Ltd.
  • Integra Canada
  • Medtronic
  • Nurses and Nurse Practioners of BC

Raffle Sponsors

  • Steven's
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